We’ve been pretty lucky as far as allergies go when it comes to our kids.
I know that a lot of children these days have life threatening allergies.
Whether it’s to tree nuts, soy, dairy, or peanut butter, there are a lot of terrible allergies out there. One of the things that many kids are deathly allergic to are different types of bees, but thankfully my kids aren’t. They aren’t really allergic to anything besides pollen in the springtime, and even with that, they only sneeze and have runny noses. But even though none of my kids are actually allergic to bees, wasps, or hornets, they are still terrified of them. It’s gotten to the point where if they spot any kind of a bee outside, they will panic and come inside no matter how much fun they had been having. I try to explain to them that the bees are just trying to mind their own business, and they aren’t going around looking for people to sting. But my kids don’t buy that explanation one bit. They are convinced that every bee or wasp that they see has it in for them! They think that bees fly around looking for people to sting for no reason. I’ve threatened them with making them wear protective bee suits outside just so they can play outside without fear. So far, this year, they’ve barely been outside at all, just because of the bees. I don’t really know how to fight this irrational fear. Maybe I should just make them get stung a few times on purpose just so the fear of the unknown will go away.